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Footstool Cottage

Fulbrook near Burford, Oxfordshire (Ref. 1075266)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Burford 0.9 miles.

Perched in the charming village of Fulbrook, near Burford in Oxfordshire, overlooking the Windrush Valley, is this idyllic terraced cottage, Footstool Cottage.

Set over two floors and sleeping up to four guests, Footstool Cottage is an attractive and homely dwelling for exploring the beautiful surroundings of the Cotswolds, with easy access to Burford and Blenheim Palace.

As you approach the property, there is parking available at the end of the lane, where a short walk will lead you to the delightful stone-fronted cottage.

Look forward to preparing delicious meals with local produce in the fully functioning kitchen, which also has a handy dishwasher making cleaning up less of a chore!

Gather around the dining table in front of the warming woodburning stove and discuss plans for the days ahead over drinks.

Settle down to watch your favourite film on the TV on the generous corner sofa in the sitting room, with its exposed beams adding a real traditional quality to the space.

When sleep calls, there is a choice of two bedrooms on the first floor to retire too, the first being a spacious king-size and the second an ample double with lovely pine furniture to store any belongings in.

Guests will benefit from the contemporary ground floor bathroom where they can enjoy a long soak in the bath with their favourite book before venturing out for the day.

Enjoy a spot of alfresco dining at the picnic table, perfect for enjoying the warm weather and fresh country air.

Fulbrook is just a short distance from the beautiful town of Burford, otherwise known as the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’, well-known for keeping its historical character with its medieval bridge and attractive Tudor and Georgian architecture.

Here you will be spoilt for choice with the good selection of shops and antiques where you can indulge in a spot of retail therapy, or treat yourself to a bite at a wide-variety of restaurants, pubs and tea rooms to suit every palette.

Delve into the town’s rich heritage with a trip to the Tolsey Museum, once a 16th century meeting place for medieval merchants, it is now home to exhibits showcasing the town’s social and industrial past.

For those who have brought their clubs, enjoy a few rounds of golf on the well-maintained green fairways of Burford Golf Club.

Explore your surroundings further and take the short drive to Minster Lovell, home to the picturesque ruins of Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote, a once remarkable 15th century manor house resting beside the River Windrush.

Whilst you’re visiting you can learn more about the location with a trip to the tomb of Baron Lovell himself in St Kenelm’s church, or step further into history by visiting the North Leigh Roman Villa, with magnificent mosaic floors that must be seen!

For a truly memorable day out, venture further out to see the world heritage site of Blenheim Palace, residence of the Marlborough family and home to the Churchill exhibit, The Palace State Rooms and Formal Gardens, it is not to be missed!

Footstool cottage is the perfect country retreat that will leave you returning year after year to make new memories.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking at the end of the lane
  • Garden with patio, lawn and seating
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: There is a stone step leading down to the garden, please take care

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

BURFORD

Swinbrook 3.3 miles; Little Barrington 3.4 miles; Minster Lovell 6.1 miles.

Burford is possibly one of, if not THE most famous of the Cotswolds' locations. With its medieval bridge, old stone houses and attractive Tudor and Georgian frontages, Burford is justifiably one of the most picturesque towns in England. Often referred to as the 'Gateway to the Cotswolds', the town was originally a fortified Anglo-Saxon ford which later grew to be an important regional crossroads and wealthy wool town. Located mid way between Oxford and Cheltenham (25 mins each away) it is a little haven of history and beauty that many come to fall in love with when they visit.

The 16th century Tolsey building, once the meeting place for medieval merchants, now houses The Tolsey Museum, a delightful local museum illustrating the town's social and industrial past. The church is stunning, a real gem architecturally with many interesting memorials charting some of Burford's great families. There is also the signature, on the baptisimal font, of Antony Sedley, one of the Levellers besieged in the church in 1649 - three of the ringleaders were executed by Oliver Cromwell's men in the churchyard. History awaits!

With little changing over the centuries, Burford is now very popular with visitors, both for its beauty and history but also for its shopping and antiques, and for the wide variety of places to eat, with restaurants, pubs and teashops. It is an ideal base for visiting The Cotswolds area as it is within easy driving distance of popular attractions such as Blenheim Palace, Sudley Castle, Warwick Castle and several National Trust Houses and Gardens. Bourton on the Water, Bibury, Cirencester and Stow on the Wold are all with 25 minutes from the property.

Region Information

Note: There is a stone step leading down to the garden, please take care.
Note: this is a period property with some low doorways. If you are taller than 6' then you will need to duck!
Note: please be aware that this property requires a Good House-Keeping Bond of £150.00.
One dog is welcome and charged @ £25.00 per week

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